Photography Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down

Photo History of female photographers

Well, history’s done it again and ignored all the important women in photography, too. Just because someone voices her opinion and made one of the good ol’ boys mad, photographers like Imogen Cunningham and Margaret Bourke-White were left out of the clubs and history books.

Thanks to the women who don’t give up, their work is gaining more attention with some photographers, like Annie Liebowitz, taking center stage. Star players include Gertrude Kasabier, Claude Cahun, Cindy Sherman, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke-White, Laura Gilpin, and Imogen Cunningham. Pioneers in the industry whose work is often more striking than the boys’.